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Essie Protein Base Coat

Essie

Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176 Size: 0.5 oz

Helps strengthen and protect the nail while leaving a smooth finish. Wheat Protein enriches healthy nails for strength and elasticity. Protein Base Coat extends the duration of a manicure.
Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosyalmide, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyester Resin, Hydrated Silica, Camphor, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone 1, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrolyzed Collagen

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EssieProtein Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 60 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (42)
  • Fast drying (37)
  • Long lasting (31)
  • Good applicator brush (28)
  • Good value (21)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)
  • Strong smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (38)
  • Any time (25)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Professional settings (5)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (33), Natural (20), Manicure/pedicure addict (16), Trendy style (12), Professional (6)

Reviewed by 60 customers

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4.0

slight white finish

By colleenmarlis

from Casper, Wy

About Me Classic, Natural

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Gentle Formula
  • Good Applicator Brush

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time
    • Base Coat

    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

    I've used other nail proteins that paint on clear. This one has a white appearance that is benign with one coat, but not sure I like it with two coats. I do however like how it applies and it seems to last well. Essie does have other nail protein type products that I will try. All in all I do like the Essie products.

     
    4.0

    Great product!

    By Scotty girl

    from Statesboro, Georgia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Drying
    • No Harsh Chemical Smell

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

        Love the way it goes on my nails.
        Really does fill in ridges in nails!

         
        4.0

        so far so good have only used it once I have to give it time

        By Marilyn

        from Glendale, Ca

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat

          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

          base coat

           
          5.0

          looks good with out polish

          By Red

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Classic, Natural

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value
          • Great Color
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

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            5.0

            "I would buy this product again and again

            By nella

            from south africa george western cape

            About Me DIY Nail Artist, Natural

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Time

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              it makes my nails very strong and flexible i love it

               
              5.0

              Basically a good product.

              By Kim the Health Nut

              from Glassboro, NJ

              About Me Classic, Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying
              • Gentle Formula
              • Good Applicator Brush
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                It works well with my nail color, making my home manicure look professional.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Essie is my favorite polish

                By Dee

                from Mesa, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                    It appeared dry. I did my nails at 3P. Went to bed at 9P but woke up in the morning with lines in my nails.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I have found a new staple for my nail are purchases.

                    By SusanKay

                    from Beckley, WV. 25801

                    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Fast Drying
                    • Gentle Formula
                    • Good Applicator Brush
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Color
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Time
                      • Base Coat
                      • Nail Art/Design
                      • Professional Settings
                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                      My nails are dehydrated by some medications, thus causing some aggravation. This Essie product has proven to rehydrate my most problem nail quickly. I use it as a base coat, and am quite pleased.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excatly what it is.

                      By Jeanieinabottle

                      from Kechi, KS

                      About Me DIY Nail Artist, Hilarious, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Apply
                      • Fast Drying
                      • Gentle Formula
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • Bad Applicator Brush
                      • Little pricey

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Time
                      • Base Coat
                      • Nice For Strong Bottom Co

                      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                      I do like this product. After application it makes the nail very smooth and easier to apply the polish.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Meh

                      By UnaAsku

                      from Seattle WA

                      About Me Classic, Natural

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                      I can't say there has been an improvement in the condition of my nails. It's only been 3 weeks and 4 manicures so perhaps more use? I will say as a base coat the product is a real let down for me. I use Essie polish and thought this would be a good combo. It just doesn't keep the polish and there's too much chipping and wear.

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